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#1 Alexander Disenhof

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:26 PM

I've attached a photo with a particular color cast that I'm trying to emulate. I'm curious if you guys think this cyan coloring was done in post or with gelling the soft overhead/side source, or if its something of both. If done in camera, does anyone know of some good gels that push towards cyan? (I know Rosco's "Peacock" gel can get a pretty strong effect, anyone know of something more subtle?) I'm trying to achieve this look and I'm on the fence about doing it in the color correction or trying to do as much in camera as possible. In camera would be preferable but I'll do whichever one achieves the desired look more effectively.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:14 PM

I've attached a photo with a particular color cast that I'm trying to emulate. I'm curious if you guys think this cyan coloring was done in post or with gelling the soft overhead/side source, or if its something of both. If done in camera, does anyone know of some good gels that push towards cyan? (I know Rosco's "Peacock" gel can get a pretty strong effect, anyone know of something more subtle?) I'm trying to achieve this look and I'm on the fence about doing it in the color correction or trying to do as much in camera as possible. In camera would be preferable but I'll do whichever one achieves the desired look more effectively.

Alex[attachment=6757:Desiree_Dolron_Xteriors2.jpg]


You can get that color with Cool White fluorescents when shooting in tungsten settings - basically Blue + Green = Cyan.

Rosco makes a Cyan 30 and Cyan 60 gel, 30 is probably what you'd want. Or just combine CTB and Plus Green gel (maybe !/2 CTB and 1/2 Plus Green if working at a 3200K preset.)

If your camera or film stock is 5600K, you're going to need more blue.
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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:46 PM

It's impossible to say for sure if it was done in production, post, or some of both. Best practice is to get it in the ballpark in production, and tweak it to perfection in post.




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#4 Alexander Disenhof

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:43 PM

Great, thank you both for your feedback. I'll get my hands on some of that Cyan 30 gel, and also go to my local home depot and buy some cool white tubes and see what works best.
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